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What to Expect During Your Adoption Finalization

What to Expect During Your Adoption Finalization

Adoption can't be finalized until after marathon of post-placement visits and termination of parental rights. Here's what to expect before, during, and after the hearing.

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The hospital adoption process should be fairly straightforward

Adoption Law: At the Hospital

An adoption attorney explains the legal steps surrounding your child's birth when you adopt domestically.

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This mother worked out an adoption leave situation that worked for everyone

“Negotiating a Workable Schedule After Adoption”

I assumed I'd be offered the same leave and benefits as moms who give birth. When I wasn't, here's how I negotiated with my employer.

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A couple having a problem with adoption

What Happens if my Agency or Attorney Screws Up?

If your adoption drags on and on, or if you keep getting birth mother matches or child referrals that don’t come close to your requirements, you’ll have to think about making a change.

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A woman meeting with a potential adoption attorney

Questions to Ask Your Potential Adoption Attorney

“Niceness is not typically a concern when you are looking for an attorney to litigate a case, but in an adoption, when the attorney is going to have direct contact with the birth parents, you need your legal representative to be a likeable person!”

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Someone filling out taxes, taking advantage of the federal adoption tax credit

The Federal Adoption Tax Credit

There's no way around it — expanding your family is expensive. Can the federal adoption tax credit help?

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An african adoptee, recently affected by changes in international adoption laws

Intercountry Adoption Updates

Parents interested in adopting from Haiti, the DRC, or India should pay attention to these recent updates.

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A happy family, formed through one of many same-sex adoptions

Some States Allowing Agencies to Refuse Same-Sex Adoptions

Even as LGBT rights move irreversibly forward, some states are still trying to hold them back.

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Gates in Beijing, shown when China ends one-child policy

China Ends One-Child Policy, Adoptees React

China's devastating one-child policy has finally ended. What does it mean for adoptees?

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